Cimarrón, of the llanos plains region of Colombia, are masters of the joropo llanero genre. Here, these Grammy-nominated musicians perform “Joropo quitapesares” (arr. Carlos Rojas) at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival for the second time since the 2009 Las Amerícas program. The group’s new album ¡Cimarrón! Joropo Music from the Plains of Colombia is available from Smithsonian Folkways
Video shot by Andrea Curran and Michael Headley, edited by Michael Headley.